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washington here. 105. manassas 105. fredericksburg to the south of us. 112 degrees. i hope you are inside where there is air-conditioning or at the pool. unofficially we did get to 99 degrees earlier. baltimore setting a new record. very hot day today. so tonight what can you expect? it will be mild and muggy. winds will be light. some changes coming this way. more details on that a little bit later. >> how quickly can this heat take a toll on you even if you're fit and healthy? andrea mccarren volunteered and put it to the test. she is live at the national mall with the results. so tell us. >> lesli, we started by talking my vitals including my heart
rate and blood pressure. about 90/60. but even i was surprised at just how quickly i deteriorated in the heat of the day. >> reporter: with the help of the rescue squad we started with baseline stats. we kept captain nicole norris after being and out of the sun after about an hour so my blood pressure was already up a bit. 110/68. my heart rate was 96. >> even healthy people with no illnesses can have severe effects from weather. >> reporter: so i walked down to the mall. during this experiment i did not drink water. >> everybody is at risk. you could be young, old. >> reporter: by the time i got to the mall i was thirsty. i fluctuated from 105 degrees
to 110. the light color reflects the hotter body temperatures, the darker the cooler. >> you're sweating. breathing heavier. >> reporter: my blood pressure spiked to 147 over 87 from an earlier rate of 110/68. my heart rate jumped from 96 to 112. >> 96 is a normal heart rate. anything between 50 and 100 is considered normal. anything over 100 we consider fast. >> reporter: we drank ice water after the experiment and got out of the blistering sun. it was interesting to learn but i have to tell you the message is do not do what i did today. had we not stopped the experiment the next phase for me would have been fatigue, light headedness and muscle cramps. and coming up tonight at 6 p.m., we are going to take a thermometer and show you just how hot it can get inside our
vehicle and how quickly. lesli? >> show people what's really going on with their body on a very hot day. glad you are doing well. thank you. going underground may seem ideal on a day like this unless you're getting on the metro. kristin fisher is looking into just how the transit agency is handling one of the hottest days we have had so far this year. is it cool down there, kristin? >> reporter: down there it is actually not too bad. up here it is pretty smoking hot. i have spent all day riding the metro. i have been in dc, maryland and virginia. i have been in almost every line and i spot checked different cars on the same train and what i found is that it is pretty much hit or miss. some cars feel great. a welcome relief in this heat. >> we are always like this. all black. >> reporter: no doubt they are wearing the long clothes for a
day pushing triple digits. >> pretty good in this station. >> doing a pretty good job. >> reporter: these two teens from north carolina were eating their words the second they stepped onto this orange line train. >> i was definitely wrong. i am sweating. feeling like the wicked witch of the west. a little melting going on. >> about 100 degrees. >> reporter: no a.c. the problem. >> definitely not working. i can tell. >> reporter: this regular metro rider says this is the hottest trainee train he has been on in a year. >> sure enough, it was at least 15 degrees cooler. >> so this car on the yellow line is actually pretty good. better than metro station. >> i'm from out of town and i think they are doing a great job. >> a lot cooler outside. >> reporter: if you're in a metro car that's sweltering get off and get on a different one
and maybe skip the solid black suit. >> i look at these girls that are barely clad with clothing i'm jealous i can't bare all my body. >> i feel bad for the guys.. . >> reporter: these cars get absolutely packed with people during the evening rush so we will be chatting with some of them to find out how bad it really gets and that will be coming up at 6 p.m. derek? >> no explanation from metro why their cars aren't all cool. thank you, kristin. >> let's go to lesli now. >> firefighters trying to get control of a massive fire. the fire still burning in arizona. the state's second largest wildfire is now threatening two small towns.
>> reporter: crews are scrambling to protect two eastern arizona communities in the path of a massive wildfire. overnight 10 miles of fire line were completed near springerville and eager. >> in the event the fire comes this far, it will run into a blackened line where the fuel has already burned. >> reporter: 2000 residents have been evacuated and another 4000 have been told to get ready to leave if the wildfire gets too close. but this woman is refusing to abandon her family ranch. >> my family came here in the 1870s and took up residence here. we farmed it and run cattle here and it is our life. >> reporter: with winds expecting the gusts up to 35 miles an hour firefighters are concerned blowing em betters will start spot fires. >> that will be the big story today. >> reporter: in 11 days the blaze has destroyed about a
dozen structures and charred more than 389,000 acres of mostly uninhabited areas. authorities believe the fire was sparked by an unattended campfire. >> arizona's largest wild fire roared back in 2002 and that's when fires destroyed 491 homes just west of the current fire. we want to get you up-to- date on a fire here. an apartment fire in new carollton. a malfunctioning air- conditioning unit is to blame. that fire broke out last night in a complex on 85th avenue. firefighters rescued several people including a baby. about 100 tenants had to leave their homes a bank robber is in hospital tonight. as peggy fox tells us it all
started with an armed robbery at a bank in oakton and ended with a crash and several people hurt in the district. >> reporter: this is the man police believe pulled a gun on tellers at a bank in northern virginia. is he injured after apparently crashing the white election discuss lexus suv he was driving. the crash happened in the 4600 block of livingston road in southeast washington. >> good they call the guy. >> reporter: the guy fairfax county police say robbed the bank just before 7 a.m. >> i don't want to be inside when something like that going to happen. >> he entered the bank and was pretty aggressive in his mannerisms and displayed the handgun, given an undisclosed amount of cash. left the bank, got in the suv and fled. >> nobody was injured by somebody did get a look at the
white suv he was driving. a fairfax county officer spotted it. >> we notified maryland law enforcement authorities. we followed that vehicle into maryland and at some point it went to dc. >> reporter: officers from all four jurisdictions made an arrest. >> they do good work. >> reporter: people that live near say this bank has not only been hit several times by robber but that several people have been mugged here at the atm and wonder why this bank has been a target and not the three others across the street. >> a lot of work. >> reporter: the suspect was taken to george washington hospital. peggy fox, wusa 9 news. >> fairfax county police confirm that banks has been robbed at least one other time in the last 12 months in oakton. they don't know if it was the same guy. at the casey anthony trial
a dog handler testifies about forensic evidence gathered in the case. the officer testified her canine partner was alerted to decomposition in the backyard of a home that anthony shared with her daughter casey during the search back in 2008. >> i saw that there was an area of interest that he kept going back to and sniffing pretty hard. he finally came back to that same area after making another lap of the yard an gave a final trained indication in bun location in the backyard. >> a computer forensics expert testified today saying she found chloroform searches in the deleted parts of the anthony computer. the defense says the child died
in the grandparents' swimming pool. accused of having an inappropriate contact with a student. 38 years old. an attendance officer as well as the girl's basketball coach at stonewall jackson high in manassas. alleged crimes occurred back in 2004 and 2005. white is now on administrative leave without pay. two people are dead after a motorcycle crash. >> our surae chinn was on her way to work this morning at river road, the ramp there on the inner loop and she tells us what she saw. >> reporter: i was just heading into work this morning just before 3 a.m. i was exiting the inner loop getting onto the river road exit when i came upon the body, a woman lying face down on the road where you see the cones over there. at that point there were no emergency crews at the time.
so i called 911. they said there were a couple of people who had called already but they were having a tough time pinning down exactly where the location was so i kind of directed them to this location. i didn't see the second victim. the man had been thrown behind that exit sign some 30 feet in. >> reporter: underneath the exit ramp the motorcycle is in pieces. police say the man and woman on the bike hit the guardrail and were thrown from the motorcycle. >> maryland state police say the two were wearing helmets but the impact so great it didn't save their lives. >> reporter: police found a backpack and license plate at the accident scene. they also picked up the helmets they were wearing. the river road exit from the inner loop was shut down for four hours during the investigation as drivers detoured around the horrible accident where the man and woman lost their lives. in bethesda, surae chinn, 9news now. >> police are apparently still trying to reach their family
members so they have not released the names of those victims. facebook will soon be able to recognize your face. the social networking giant making it easy for you to tag your friends in photos but not everybody is so happy about that. from the sidewalks of the park to right near the capitol building it is the talk of the town. anthony weiner and his story raises the question if it is not physical, is this considered cheating? i'm britany morehouse. we ask that question coming up.
the mea culpas continue for anthony weiner. there is word he apologized to bill clinton's who officiated at weiner's wedding last summer. the calls for the congressman to resign are growing louder. current virginia senate candidate tim kaine said that the best thing for weiner to do is to step down. >> he has a lot of apologizing to do especially to his wife. she is a top aide to hillary clinton. it is not the first time a high profile couple has had to confront questions about what constitutes cheating. britany morehouse talks to therapists. women who have been there and many more who weigh in. >> reporter: as she reads the press conference transcripts she considers all the elements
about the story of new york congressman anthony weiner. >> when the story broke i knew it was a direct message gone arye. >> reporter: she is on twitter where she often tip toes around her messages since her husband is a high profile lobbyist. >> i can't tell you how many times a week my husband calls me and says you have to take that tweet down. >> reporter: but an opinionated tweet is a whole different thing than what weiner sent out. >> he lied and said it was a personal mistake and said it couldn't be treated away. this is not just bad behavior, this is a personality problem respect one that she believes that can't be treated. >> he will fight the urge to act out in a destructive way. >> reporter: an opinion some therapist may not share. the question is does he view his behavior as unfaithful. >> sometimes men can have a more casual attitude about what really constitutes cheating where women are more inclined to look at the emotions and the
intent even if there was no physical contact. >> reporter: what do you think? >> if you were my husband i would have strangled him with my bare hands. >> it is a minor issue. >> it is cheating. >> i think he needs help. >> reporter: while opinions vary anyone we talk to who is wearing a dress seems to say, yes, it is cheating. >> it is cheating. >> you are betraying your spouse's trust. >> i think intent is reality. >> reporter: for quinn intent is everything. >> if you're stepping outside the boundary of your marriage for fulfill. i think it is being unfaithful. >> reporter: britany morehouse,. >> a survey found 15% of adults said that they have received a sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photo or video on their cell phones. about 6% said they had sent that kind of text. first lady michelle obama toured a bilingual child care center today in columbia
heights and during that visit the first lady unveiled a brand- new program. it is called let's move child care. now, the goal to help children get off to a healthier start. the first lady released a checklist that parents and child care providers can use to encourage healthier living. >> president obama pushing a plan to make the united states workforce more competitive. he traveled to northern virginia community college to drive home the message that america needs better trained workers to better compete in the global economy. the president says strong manufacturing sector will put americans back to work and give the united states an edge when it comes to drawing new business to this country. cute custodyly baseball animals making their debut at the smithsonian conservation biology institute in front royal, virginia. five cheetah cubs born late last month to the six-year-old mom. births have dwindled and this is the only litter of cheetahs
born in a zoo. >> we have been just sweltering. if you were outside today you tried your best to get inside. >> yes. i didn't even go outside. i came here, came into work a little bit early. nice and cool here. actually cold in our studio. i have got the heater on believe it or not. >> that sound crazy. >> my feet get cold. i'm sorry. actually, very hot outside. here is a look at the national mall from earlier today. people got their water bottles in hand. dressing in their light colored clothes. hopefully. hats on. sunglasses. it is a hot day out there. in fact, unofficially dc even setting a new record today. so heat alert still in effect. heat advisory rather. there you see in orange from
now until thursday. 8 p.m. the heat is on. pull the shades down. exercise in the morning. wear light colored clothes and of course check on the elderly and make sure your pets are okay getting plenty of water. right now temperatures in the upper 90s in dc. 98. culpeper 97. martinsburg 96. annapolis not too bad. in the mid-80s. still warm for them and to the south of us in fredericksburg 97 degrees. you factor in the humidity. what does it feel like? look at these numbers. 105 in manassas. downtown 105 frederick. around 103 martinsburg. 100 degrees. feels really uncomfortable. stay inside for the next couple of hours if you can. still hot but cooler soon. tonight is still warm and muggy. thursday hot and humid again. thursday until 8 p.m. then a chance for some showers and thunderstorms arriving thursday and even into the week. here is a look at your futurecast. generally one of the ridges of high pressure. will keep us warm an humid.
tomorrow night. this model could be overdoing it. but we do have a chance, a chance for some showers and thunder storms developing late tomorrow afternoon. and into the evening. better chances really will be out toward the higher terrain and in the mountain communities. but for tonight, no worries for some showers, thunderstorms. clear to partly cloudy. warm and muggy. lows 67 to 78 degrees. it will be a warm night. check these lows out. all right. temperatures in the -- actually around 70s around dc. we will update that map there. then for tomorrow morning partly cloudy, warm and muggy. you'll need the sun screen and sunglasses. temperatures starting out in the 70s. by the afternoon still lots of sun hot and humid again. air quality code orange. unhealthy for sensitive groups including the elderly and children with asthma. highs tomorrow 100 degrees. close to 100 degrees for leesburg. seven-day forecast. cold front coming through. friday a little cooler at 90.
still above average. a better chance for showers and thunderstorms arriving. the weekend also still looking unsettled around mid-80s once that front comes through and then it looks like we will be down to the low 80s on monday. the weekend plans i don't think it is a complete washout just yet but you want to factor that in. that means it won't be hot. >> that's a good thing. >> it is going to be hot. >> this little stretch here is going to be very condensed. we are happy to here about that. >> still ahead. hair extensions. must have accessory for some women and criminals. we will take a look at the dark side of beauty and why bags of hair have turned some to a life of crime. a man who witnessed and recorded a deadly police shooting says he went to extraordinary lengths to keep that video after officers went to lengths trying to get him to give it up
man. suddenly they start firing. the man is killed. three officers and four others were injured. now, the person who took this video is accusing police of destroying evidence and intimidation. >> he was like you get the f away from here. get away and get back to your car. that's what i did. i walked back to the car with my hands up. i turned around. the officer had a gun to my head. >> he says the only reason the video is still around he was able to haida memory card before authorities smashed the phone that captured the whole thing. police will only say it was an active crime scene and that officers were looking for additional suspects. two dc police officers -- remember the guys who approved that police escort for actor charlie sheen have been reassigned. according to the "associated press." sheen used that escort when traveling from dulles airport to his performance down to
constitution hall. at the time the police chief said that escort appeared to violate police protocol. firefighters in rhode island today spent hours just pouring water on smoldering remains of a burned out rubber mill. that fire destroyed a 112-year- old mill last night. firefighters from both rhode island and massachusetts got out there trying to fight those flames and one of them got hurt. the cause is still under investigation. >> coming up next. new at 5:30 p.m. everybody on facebook knows it can be a pain trying to tag all your friends in photos so facebook is making it a bit easier by doing it for you. but some say that is an invasion of your privacy. we will bring you the details on it. cw
new at 5:30 p.m. facebook getting some heat tonight for new face recognition technology. apparently this affects every picture that you upload to the website. >> but is it an invasion of privacy? lindsey mastis joins us now to show us how this technology works. >> lesli, facebook is using the software to make it easier for users to tag their friends and family but what they have done is create a data base of 500 million pictures and personal information. real concern about who has access to that information. >> we used to write people's names on back of photographs. on facebook it is called tagging and like writing
someone's name over and over again tagging is a tedious task. that's why facebook is using face recognition software. it groups together those faces and let's you tag them all at once. >> i'm not in favor of it because i think it is already too easy to tag people and i don't like it when people post pictures of me and tag me without my permission. >> reporter: there are concerns about who is going to have access to all that information. >> in the back ground it turns out that facebook was building this big secret data base of image profiles to do automated image recognition. i don't think most people who were tagged by their friends thought that would happen. >> reporter: the organization is so concerned about this they are preparing to formally complain to the federal trade economics commission. >> there is this concern that facebook would have this huge data base that could be searched by a government agent and that huge data base may also include bad guys and lots
and lots of innocent people. >> reporter: then there are concerns people have about those horrible photos people take of you and you would rather not get out like when you dressed up at elvis, side burns and all. >> why shouldn't they upload them? again, it goes back to if you're doing something you don't want people to know about why are you doing it? >> reporter: facebook said that you can only tag your friends and if for any reason you don't want your photos to be suggested you can disable it. here is how do you that. scroll down to the bottom of the page and click privacy. you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom. so it is a little tough to get there. then you're going to click edit your privacy settings. from there customize settings then look for "suggest photos of me to friends." then you'll disable that feature. this is something facebook did that is automatic so if you don't want it, you have to turn it off. and people can still tag you, it is just more of a hassle and we will be posting the
instructions on our website wusa9.com. derek and lesli? >> thank you. great advice. thank you, lindsey. we appreciate that. moving on, there is another tool for consumers. perfect for use while you're in rock creek park. a mobile app and it will identify trees. it is called leaf snap and this was a joint effort between creators at the smithsonian, university of maryland and columbia university. here is how it works. you simply photograph a leak. the apple identifies the tree using the smithsonian library of leaf images. it covers trees in a couple of parks but soon it will cover all the northeast states and most of north america. >> the senate voted today to let the federal reserve tap the fees that stores pay each time you use your debit card. but this could be both a win and a loss for shoppers. now, right now retailers pay up to 44 cents a month each time you swipe. but under the new rule that would take effect in july that
would be limited to just 12 cents and banks say the lost money will force them to raise other fees like what you pay for your checking account. well, long silky hair extensions are so in demand that some people are willing to break the law to get them. at beauty supply stores and salons across the country and even here in our area, high end hair is a prime target for thieves. >> reporter: you are looking at the latest crime wave moving across the country. in san leandro california the shop owner says crooks made off with $60,000 worth of hair. bandits who hit a houston salon didn't even touch cheap extensions they went straight for the good stuff. >> this is the hair that people are stealing all across the country. >> it is. >> reporter: women are clamoring to get this hair weaved that their heads. chris rock documented the craze as part of his latest movie called "good hair." >> right now i have indian hair. >> reporter: human hair is
india's biggestexport. >> reporter: when the human hair pieces end up in u.s. salons and stores they command top dollar. >> and it ranges from 30 to $300. >> reporter: in the hair world shirley gordon stands out for her creative styles. at his wheaton salon she uses hair that's even more expensive. >> this hair style right here is about $2800 hair. >> so they come in and you literally come up here and grab this high priced hair to show them? >> yes. >> reporter: in april casey lee found out the hard way. just how far some customers would go to get their hands on these coveted strands. >> they just grabbed it and ran out of the store and it was terrible. >> reporter: her dad tried to stop the teens at the door. >> the teenagers started running towards him and just bombarded him. >> they started pepper spraying my father. >> reporter: even with cameras all over beauty supply shops it is not enough to deter this
kind of crime. in fact, many shop owners say the thieves are mostly teens and they are more bold than ever. they got away with $1500 worth of merchandise. casey was fortunate. a family friend who owns a beauty supply store outside of detroit was killed when two young men tried to steal $10,000 worth of hair. >> it was just really heartbreaking to hear knowing that i'm a beauty supply store owner as well that it could happen anywhere to anyone. >> now in chicago and missouri texas bandits made off with nearly $90,000 in hair. some store owners are now installing even more security to protect their locks. monika samtani has your time saver traffic. hot day to be stuck in traffic. >> it is. because of that a lot of people have hot tempers as well. try to keep your cool if you're out there this afternoon. i will show you what it looks like first on the southbound side where we have got delays basically now as you head from
duke street down through alexandria. we will take you over to 270. it slows down on the northbound side of the spur. the spur goes all the way to the beltway. beltway. flow on the outer loop from georgia avenue down to the dulles toll road and inner loop pretty much the same as you head up from the american legion bridge. both of those 30 to 40 minutes. back to you guys. >> up next, a story behind this black bear who apparently said it is hot but i don't care. i'll jump in the backyard hot tub any how. coming up new at 6 p.m. >> it is hot. the power grid under pressure. so what will be the impact of people plugging in their electric vehicles? i'm bruce leshan. the story coming up. don't forget we are always on at wusa9.com. stay with us. we will be right back.
roaming around a residential area. forest rangers and officials from a nearby zoo managed to tranquilize and recapture the animals. both will eventually be released back into the forest. commuters on a minnesota highway could not believe their eyes today. a horse got loose on i-35 near forest lake and just snarled up the entire morning rush. so officers had to use their cruisers to escort the animals to the side of the highway. then the trooper got out and used a video cable to put around the horse's neck. the horse broke through and then trotted right back into the middle of traffic. finally they captured the horse an loaded it onto a trailer. >> get along little doggy. >> meanwhile, a family of geese who tied up traffic outside of seattle. seeing a pattern here. officers can be seen on traffic cameras trying to protect the mother and her babies taking a
little leisurely stroll. they made it off the road safely. take a look at who decided to take a dip in this woman's hot tub down in central florida. genny sue rose took these pictures from inside her house. >> smart woman. smart woman. >> the bear started out on the patio but then broke flew a pool screen and started drinking the water in the spa. now rose said she never turns on her hot tub in the summer because no one uses it because it is really hot. that is until last friday. >> i guess the bears just saw water and said what the heck. this is great. coming up lawrence fishburn says so long to c.s.i. a flare eruption on the sun. could deliver a glancing blow. we set a new record. got up to 99. when i come back i've got your
at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com. tonight's health alert. summer heat already baking many parts of our country and a new report is warning parents about protecting infants and toddlers from the sun. we get the story now. >> reporter: always making sure her daughter is well protected. >> before we leave in the morning i will put sun screen on her. >> reporter: a new report says sun damage as early as an infant's first summer can lead to skin cancer later in life. that's why the journal of pediatrics is reminder parents to protect the skin of young children from the sun's harmful rays. >> it is incredibly sensitive
to ultra violet exposure the greater the chance of skin cancer later in life. >> reporter: avoid the sun for babies under six months of age and older children to try to stay indoors during the middle of the day when the sun's rays are strongest. this doctor says parents should apply sun screen heavily then reapply every two hours. look for sun screens with an spf of 30 or higher. ones thicker and contain zinc and titanium are best. >> they really are physical protection that helps reflect the sun rather than being absorbed into the skin. >> reporter: and since they aren't absorbed a child is less likely to have a skin irritation or reaction to the location. parents should also dress kids in sun protective clothing. season glasses and hats which is what margo's mom does. >> we hear so many reports of the sun being so incredibly dangerous better because she wants her daughter to have fun in the sun but stay safe too.
cbs news, new york. >> and doctors say apply the sun screen on the cloud days too because the damaging rays still get through and can cause burns. doctor ray is saying so long. lawrence fishburn is reportedly leaving cbs television c.s.i. expected to return to film work full time. he lays dr. raymond langston. more than a decade in its thursday night's time slot it is moving to another day. spectacular images from nasa of a solar flare that erupted. scientists do not believe the flare will have a significant impact on earth but they say some communication satellites could be disrupted and the energy released by the event could deliver a glancing blow to the earth's magnetic field today or tomorrow. >> wow, those are quite some pictures. >> yes, they are. >> how do they get those pictures? >> wow. >> what you can see from there. >> you might not think it will
have an effect on our heat but you would never know it from the temperatures we are dealing with. >> it is hot, humid, and the good thing here the way we we look at this another day to deal with it. but after that we start to cool down eventually. hang in for another day. we have that heat advisory still in effect. areas in orange. no surprise here it has been extended another day for tomorrow. until 8 p.m. and it does include the entire dc metro area. now, right now temperatures still hot out there. 98 in dc. 97 manassas. leesburg. 97 degrees as well. factor in humidity. 105 degrees in downtown it feels like. 105 manassas. fredericksburg went up from 112 in the last hour to 115. yes. so get inside. martinsburg 100 degrees already. an uncomfortable sticky day. hot but cooler soon. warm and muggy tonight. thursday hot and humid again. heat advisory until tomorrow. a chance for some showers and
thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening. clear to partly cloudy. warm and muggy. lows 67 to 78 degrees. mid-70s around dc. 74 in gaithersburg. 71 in culpeper. annapolis maybe only in the upper 70s. so it will be warm as you're stepping out the door tomorrow and muggy. don't forget your sun screen an sunglasses tomorrow. temperatures in the 70s and winds will be light. in the afternoon still hot and humid once again. air quality code orange. chance for some showers maybe late afternoon and some thunderstorms in the evening. highs will be 95 to 100 degrees. 97 downtown. leesburg 98. frederick around 96. gaithersburg 97. here is your seven-day outlook. we promised relief is coming. well, here it is. friday still above average but lower 90s. that's the day we are kicking off celebrate fairfax and i should be out there. we do have a better chance friday and into the weekend for
a chance for showers and thunderstorms. some could be strong as we are watching this cold front come through. we will keep you posted on that but mid-80s by the weekend. we can use rain if we get it but hopefully not too severe. >> it is the weekend. >> thank you, anny. we are talking about a kid who is a really good multitasker. >> i agree with that. and i don't know how you were as a kid. i had a hard enough time getting my homework done and getting bathed properly. we have got a kid who does quite a bit more than that. how are you at multitasking? can you, for example, talk on the phone and balance your check book at the same time? if so, you've got a very nimble mind and very hearty attention span but that's only two things at once. how would you do balancing seven? dave owens found a local athlete that does that every day. his name is mohammed karoma of chantilly high school.
he is the dc highschoolsports.net profile. >> reporter: once he steps on the track it is a juggling act. >> one of the best athletes we have ever had. >> reporter: most of the athletes focus on one or two events. sprinter, hurdler. he will do as much as seven at a meet. how. >> one at a tim. >> that's the humble answer. but it ain't easy. >> kind of a mind game knowing which events he has to gets to, knowing how much time he has to prepare. >> reporter: time. there is no time. maybe a few minutes between if that. don't blink or you'll miss him. but he does it well. churning out seven school records. >> i think any athlete that breaks seven school records is historic. >> reporter: but it comes with a price. when he is done carrying his workload his body says enough is enough. >> the day after i just stay home in my bed. i don't move. i get up to use the restroom.
that's about it. and his reputation goes well beyond northern virginia. during the season he took his multitasking show on the road and found that even in the farthest reaches of the state fans and competitors couldn't help but take notice. >> we went down to liberty university in january. by the time we left everyone knew he was. >> reporter: as the sun sets on his high school career he trains alone for nationals. excited. >> yes. >> but sad to be leaving chantilly where he has left plenty of people in the dust. dave owens, 9news now. >> he clipped a hurdle on that one. he is not perfect. i can't believe it. >> he was doing that in that heat today. >> he is going to hampton university. 10 events in one meet f ever a man was suited for it he would be seem to be the guy. >> all right. thank you, brett. >> up next, one of the reasons many americans are out of work a lot of other americans buying and selling manufactured goods
>> fight to go get more american-made souvaniers into shops. business owners and manufacturers alike finding this welcome news. >> they all start with one star. >> reporter: she sold her handcrafted things made in her home to one of the most iconic institutions in america. >> twice a month i was going just to the smithsonian, the history museum. >> reporter: more specifically the gift shop at the smithsonian's american history museum. her americana collection was among the museum's best sellers. >> one day the buyer came in with her spreadsheet with all her numbers and said do you realize you sell more work as a single artist than any other artist in the smithsonian. >> reporter: but despite brisk sales the relationship came to an abrupt end. >> management changed and a new buyer came in. >> reporter: sales dropped 20% forcing her to eventually lay
off her three employees. now she works all alone. >> do you think it was the lower price points that drove them? >> i know they sell lower price pointed items today than the item that i have but i'm a handmade item made in america. >> reporter: what is sold to an estimated 4 million visitors who flock to the american history museum each year are items with the inscription "made in china." >> and i think it is quite unamerican. >> reporter: representative nick rayhall is out to change that. working with his fellow lawmakers he crafted legislation tying the sale of american-made souvaniers to future federal funding. 70% of the museum's budget comes from american. >> i think they would pay a small amount more to have their lapel, american flag pins for example say made in the u.s.a. >> reporter: the last 30 years have proven otherwise.
more than 8 million americans lost their manufacturing jobs as factories moved overseas. small businesses put out of business as stores increasingly ditched american made in lieu of cheaper products. >> it is important that we send a message that we help boost the morale of american workers by showing them that we care to keep their jobs here and we care to have our products made in america. >> reporter: bowing to pressure the smithsonian agreed to sell only american made merchandise by early july. she hopes to be first in line. >> do you hope to be back in the smithsonian? >> you bet. i better be back. >> and many say the problem extends far beyond the smithsonian. in fact, to all institutions. landmarks. national parks. but the congressman says everywhere they can they will be looking into changing that. thanks for joining us for 9news now at 5 p.m. 9news now at 6